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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

111227 Not Enough Golden Eggs

"Obamacare" concerns me. Forbes published a report about how all but 27% of doctors believe that it will be more expensive and less effective than the current system. Nearly two-thirds of physicians say that the president with his sycophants in congress shot the pouch. Our shortage of doctors will become extreme when our best and brightest choose other professions rather than trying to deal with 1000+ pages of new regulations, additional patients, and lower salaries. That's about what opponents have said all along.

I'm rather thankful that I spent the last thirty-five years learning natural remedies. I expect that I'll need that knowledge. Who do you think would be rationed first in state-run medicine? How about the old, the infirm, and the political irritants. Reminds me of that song I can't find, "Would You Like to Be a Slave, Baby?":

"They say, they say, they say, they say 'It can't happen here!
"'Believe us friends and neighbors -  there's nothing to fear!'
"But as I remember, as I recall, that's what they said in Berlin
"Now you can hear them again!"

People tell me that I'm reading the signs incorrectly, that I'm overreacting, that I listen to the wrong elements.

I think like a general. I studied history, especially political and military history: Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, Patton, even William Wallace (after watching Braveheart, of course). Many more passed by inspection, including Biblical battles. Look at generations, not just decades.  I studied the rise of communism in the Soviet Union. I studied the rise of the National Socialist Party. There are incredible similarities between those two governments, and we are living under many of the same preceding conditions now. Officials tell us that the economy is getting better, but many people cry that it is not improving for them. Even so, only the poorest of the poor, who are hiding in a hole away from social services, have it as bad as most people did in the 1930s. Now, "poor" people have cars and watch their own TVs in their own homes! Civil discontent is killing the goose that was laying the golden eggs, and the social reformers are blaming the goose.

This is how it begins.

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